Product Manager Job in Kenya

Product Manager

Mission Statement for the Role

To own the end to end technical and operational aspects of specific Product Features and Roadmap items. Innovation is at the core of Poa’s ability to scale rapidly and cost-effectively, product development plays a crucial part in that. Continually driving efficiencies and innovations to meet our strategic goals as an ultra low-cost operator.

Overall Responsibility

Product Development, New Product Introduction, Innovation.

Key SMART Results for A-Player Success

Develop, prioritise and start cadenced management of Innovation/Product Roadmap features.

Follow and improve the product development process and ensure all stakeholders have bought in.

Oversee the design, analysis and continued execution of agreed product priorities incl. system, operational and process changes.

Deliver agreed (poa! flat and MPesa Upgrade) projects are built with the cost and quality and timelines are managed and clearly communicated.

Ensure products are developed efficiently and cost-effectively.

Build a solid understanding of the company’s wider commercial goals and strategies. Ensure that the company’s products are built to support these goals. Proactively propose ways that Product department and systems may be able to accelerate and support the company’s mission.

Build strong relationships with stakeholders, working out business priorities.

Have a seamless interface to the software department to set requirements for software elements.

Develop great cooperation with business improvement to ensure product development is in sync with the operational roadmap and new products are successfully put into the market.

Key Competencies (H, M, L)

Demonstrate understanding of the critical links between delivering an ultra low cost, yet high quality services and unit economics to scale- H

Ability to translate/synthesize business intent into product ideas/propositions – H

Ability to own and deliver Product Features from Idea to Implementation working across breadth of organisation – H

Strong collaborative interaction across multiple parts of the business, especially around customer experience, software development, operations- H

Must be naturally inquisitive and always want to challenge the status quo. Must never accept information at face value and always question “why?” to ensure the best solutions for the business- H

Excited to connect every home in Africa to the Internet – H

Mandatory Criteria if Any with no exceptions to hire

Product management experience in a technology-based organisation

Willingness to travel and visit customer locations.

How to Apply